Artemis production hits a snag in Hanover
The contract to build the Artemis models of Audi, Porsche and Bentley at VW Commercial Vehicles’ Hanover plant was considered a great success for the future of the plant. But now, according to a report in German media, two of the three brands want changes.
Porsche announces new Cayenne series manager
Porsche has found a replacement for Cayenne series manager Manfred Harrer, who left for Apple to work on Project Titan. Stefan Weckbach used to be the chief developer of the Taycan electric model and will now take over responsibility for the large SUV series.
German carmakers increase electric car sales
German carmakers Porsche, Audi, VW and the BMW Group, have published sales figures for 2020. Although overall sales declined, their sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids still saw a significant increase. In some cases, these now account for a double-digit share of total sales.
Porsche Cayenne PHEVs to receive larger battery
Porsche has increased the capacity of the high-voltage battery in the plug-in hybrids of the Cayenne. Thanks to optimised cells, the gross capacity increases from 14.1 kWh to 17.9 kWh, resulting in a range increase of around 30 per cent.
Porsche 718, Cayenne & Panamera may go electric
Within the next twelve months, Porsche intends to make a final decision as to whether the next generation of the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman will be solely manufactured as an electric series. This was stated by Porsche boss Oliver Blume in an interview.